Take a forties crime drama, mix in just a tad of superhero talk, and you have got the basis for Heropa, the primary setting for Bullet Gal #8. A lot has happened to turn the city on its ear but, as always, life tries to return to normal. In a dangerous city, sometimes shooting first and asking questions later is the only way to survive.
Appearing at first to be disjointed, our story picks up with the inner monologue of one of Heropa’s finest. Seeking out criminals is pretty standard fare for a detective in the big city, but after last issue’s game changer of a plot twist nothing is ever going to be normal again. I wish I could tell you about it, but I cannot bring myself to spoil it for you. Sorry! What I can say is that our title character is still alive (mostly) and the world is not always what it seems. In what has to be one of the best noir comics I have ever read, I was stunned by the turn of events and found myself getting more excited to see where the story is going next.
Female protagonists aren’t as uncommon as they once were but few of them are as determined as Mitzi in Bullet Gal #2. She embodies the ideal of a femme fatale on every level, bringing her more attention than she might otherwise have warranted. Standing at a crossroads in her life, can she accept the new opportunities coming her way or is she doomed to failure. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemies…
Our story is about assassinations. Okay, that’s not really true but it is about someone who is exceptionally good at killing. Bullet Gal, also known as Mitzi, has only recently come to town and she’s hellbent on cleaning it up. Killing gangsters and lowlifes has brought her some notoriety and attention, not all of it good. Rumors abound that a woman is slaying miscreants and the local bully boys are embarrassed and more than a little angry. At the same time, her actions have prompted a group named The Crime Crusaders Crew to approach her regarding membership.